Here at PORTERO we are committed to bringing you nothing but 100% authentic designer handbags and accessories- that’s our promise, and we don’t take it lightly. Although we ship worldwide, PORTERO’s headquarters are in the U.S., where selling counterfeit merchandise is illegal, as it violates both trademark and copyright laws. Although buying knockoffs is not technically a crime, we still want to discourage everyone from doing so.
Here are four reasons why you should not buy counterfeit handbags:
1. Counterfeit handbags have most likely been made in sweat shops with little to no regulation. We don’t know who works there, how many hours, or how much they get paid. It takes a seasoned Hermès craftsman about 18 hours to make a single bag, but it could take a young child six hours to make your fake bag.
2. Counterfeit good dealers sell their products tax free. This could give way to corruption and lack of government regulation.
3. Although purchasing a counterfeit item is not illegal per se, selling a fake item is. Don’t get caught up in this game.
4. According to the department of Homeland Security, profits made from the counterfeit market are linked to organized crime, like terrorist organizations and drug cartels.
That’s why we want to encourage you to always buy your designer goods from reputable sites, like PORTERO.com. As always, one of our customer service professional will be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions. You can get in touch with them by calling 1.877.962.2398, emailing email@example.com, or via Live Chat.
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